Bryant McFadden, Arnaz Battle Released By Pittsburgh Steelers

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots is tackled Bryant McFadden #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The Steelers started some early roster cuts by releasing veteran CB Bryant McFadden and WR Arnaz Battle.

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason began after they were eliminated in the Wild Card round of the 2012 NFL playoffs and now they've started making early roster cuts. The Steelers announced they've released CB Bryant McFadden and WR Arnaz Battle.

McFadden's playing time took a big dip this year so it's not a major surprise he's gone. He was playing a lot more special teams throughout the season. Likewise, Battle played a lot of special teams. He didn't record a reception in his two seasons with the Steelers.

McFadden was originally picked up by the Steelers in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft. Other than one season with the Arizona Cardinals, he's spent his entire NFL career in Pittsburgh.

In other waived TE Miguel Chavis and LB Erik Clanton. They signed CB Myron Rolle, WR Juamorris Stewart and LB Brandon HIcks.

For more on the moves, check out SB Nation's Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain.

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